09/06/2020 (Brève 1640) New York Times : la torture et les conditions d’incarcération du Lieutenant Fouad dénoncées dans ce quotidien à large diffusion (En Anglais – Info lecteur)
Arrest of Military Pilot Sparks Protests in Djibouti: Lawyer, Social Media
NAIROBI — The tiny Horn of Africa nation Djibouti has witnessed days of anti-government protests after a detained air force pilot said in a video clip he had been tortured, his lawyer said on Monday.
The government did not respond to a request for comment but Djibouti’s ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia told Reuters the pilot, Fouad Youssuf Ali, had been arrested for treason. The envoy denied that Fouad had been tortured.
« Many spontaneous protests in support of Fouad’s unlawful detention and mistreatment have taken place in Djibouti, » said the lawyer, Zakaria Ali, adding that some 200 people including members of the pilot’s family had been arrested in recent days.
« I visited him on May 13 and saw severe signs of torture on his legs, » Ali added.
Grainy footage posted on social media sites appeared to show people protesting in the streets of Djibouti.